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Haute hot dog costs $26, weighs 1 pound

The Texas Rangers are pitching a new menu item designed especially for heavy hitters: a one-pound hot dog that sells for $26.

Texas Rangers 'Champion Dog' measures 61 centimetres in length

A standard ballpark hot dog measures about 15 centimetres. The $26 Texas Rangers 'Champion Dog' would be about four times that length. (Courtesy Delaware North Companies)

The Texas Rangers are pitching a new menu item designed especially for heavy hitters.

When fans belly up to stadium concession areas on opening day on April 6, they will be able to purchase a one-pound hot dog priced at $26.

Sportservice, the club's concessionaire, introduced its new Champion Hot Dog on Friday. Officials say the dog can feed three to four people and will be topped with chili, sauteed onions and shredded cheese. It comes on 2 feet (61 centimetres) of bun.

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